A Bit of Poetry

 I sit at the computer and wait for what?

A topic to write about and not any subject, but?

What I know as a matter of study and more. 

Is life and the power of leaders and lore.

The work that we did was special for sure. 

The camps, the kids, and a freshwater spring, so pure.

And Vegas and research and adventures galore.

We did What we did; it needed to be done and not to make more.

Spent much time in the outdoors and plenty of sun.

Did our share of playing and traveling having much fun. 

In time it all came to pass but work continued in a different way.

Now adults and their power are often on full display.

I learned of these things by reading and leaders letting it out.

That the leader, the one holding power, has too much clout.

We learned together this issue of power and how it must be used.

We learned how to communicate and to empower, not abuse.  

I loved studying and preparing my notes.

None for popularity or winning their votes.

Teaching to be present, understanding but not necessarily agreeing. 

Just listening and acknowledging and honestly being.

It worked for so many and carried into many years.

With memories of laughter and even a few tears.    Sy

Author: Sy Ogulnick

Sy Ogulnick received a BA from UCLA, Teacher’s Credential from Los Angeles Board of Education and completed phase I (Master’s portion) in a Doctor of Behavioral Science program at California Coast University. Sy leased and operated a summer day camp in LA. He and his wife then purchased virgin wilderness land in Northern CA, where they built and operated a coed summer camp. They moved to Las Vegas, NV, and purchased, built and operated a community children’s program for families staying in a major resort casino in Las Vegas. They have created programs for children nationwide that employed many people and in the process developed successful training programs for personnel. This led Sy to lecture on how to train staff and the creating of community within the workplace. Sy was then invited to speak at professional conferences on how best to hire and train employees, which led to his becoming a consultant in the art of improving relationships in a work environment and eventually to his epiphany that “Leaders are the primary problem and the answer to the personnel issues that arise in the workplace.” Sy has written numerous papers on the subject of interpersonal relationships, leadership and power. He has lectured throughout the United States, has been interviewed by the media and has appeared on many radio and TV talk shows

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